Scotland Photos

Here are a few of the photos that I took/created from our recent workshop in Scotland. It was a fantastic trip in every aspect, the only negative thing that happened was one of the participant’s tripod head was broken in transit in the flight from North America. She had placed her tripod in as checked luggage, it was in a padded ballistic nylon tripod bag and when it arrived in Edinburgh the head was completely smashed and bent to the point where it was unusable. How do you travel with your tripod????   The way I pack mine is, the tripod legs go in the suitcase which is checked-in luggage and the head goes in my camera bag which is my carry-on….so far I haven’t had any problems.

We had a real mixed bag of weather during our two weeks in Scotland and while we did have a sunny day here and there, probably the best description for most of the trip is “pockets of sunlight”. Which were unbelievably dramatic and created fantastic photo opportunities when they occurred. And yes, there was rain. One of the participants said that I should have called the trip “Fotos and Food of Scotland”, as everyone commented that the food on the entire tour was incredibly delicious and good. Which was to everyone’s (happy) surprise.  It was a far cry from the bland food that they had expected.


Canon 5D MKIII – Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX


Canon 5D MKIII – Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 APO


Canon 5D MKIII - Sigma APO 70-200 F2.8 EX DG


Canon 5D MKIII – Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX


Canon 5D MKIII – Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX


Canon 5D MKIII - Sigma APO 70-200 F2.8 EX DG


Canon 5D MKIII – Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX



11 Responses to “Scotland Photos”

  1. John Delisle says:

    Love the images..

  2. Joseph R. says:

    Let me know when you are planning your next Scotland workshop…..I want to go!!!!!!

  3. Calvin Chan says:

    Beautiful! I had no idea that Scotland was that beautiful.

  4. Richard Smith says:

    Aye Laddie, ya did yerself proud. Some bonnie images ya created fer us wee folk back home. Ya have to remember the game is only half over.Keep on goin man.


  5. Kelly Lockhart says:

    God I want to go to Scotland!!!!!!

  6. Hi! I see that you’re using a lot of Sigma lenses. I wonder if they are in comparing with Canon’s. I’m sure that Canon’s better, but they costs so much! I heard very good things about Tamron 70-200/2.8, but I didn’t touch Sigmas. Does it worth its price?

    The photos are very nice! Scotland is very beautiful indeed!

  7. GB says:


    You should definitely take a look at the Sigma lenses. I did own the Canon 70-200 F2.8L IS (which was the 1st version – Canon did update the model about 2 years ago to the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II). What I can tell you is that after using the Sigma 70-200 F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens (which came out around May 2010), I like it so much that I sold my Canon lens. Here in Canada these Sigma lenses have a 10 year warranty.

    And as you know my pictures are be published daily, so I take image quality very seriously – the Sigma lenses that I use deliver that quality.

  8. Kate says:

    Lately I have been reading on some of the forums about photographers asking what one lens could they not live without and their answers. Was wondering what is yours?

  9. GB says:

    Hi Kate,

    I use all of my lenses all of the time. If I ever have a lens that I don’t like or that I am not using then I will sell it….and someone will buy it and will probably love it. It is really a personal choice what and why you like a particular lens.

    In choosing a lens, the primary determining factor it is obviously the focal length, then the F-Stop, quality and build, minimum focusing distance, warranty.

    To answer your question, I guess the one lens that I could not live without would be my Sigma 70-200 F2.8 EX.

  10. Kate says:

    Could you please tell me what lenses you have?

  11. GB says:

    Here is my current equipment list:

    Canon 5D MKIII
    Canon 5D MKII
    Canon 1Ds MKII
    CANON EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM (This is the first version of this lens – it is terribly soft….wish I hadn’t bought it)
    CANON EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
    CANON EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM (Sold this because I liked the Sigma 70-200MM F2.8 better)
    CANON EF 28-300 f/3.5-5.6L IS USM (Great walk around lens because of the range – but it really distorts and Chromatic Aberration is horrible)
    SIGMA 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM
    SIGMA 85MM F1.4 EX DG HSM (Amazingly Sharp Lens….probably the sharpest of any lens I have ever owned)
    SIGMA 24-70MM F2.8 IF EX DG HSM
    SIGMA APO 70-200MM F2.8 EX DG HSM (If I could only use one lens…..this would be it!)
    Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set (12, 20 & 36mm Tubes)